If there were any doubt that Texas Chain Saw Massacre director Tobe Hooper revolutionized an entire genre, his death on Saturday brought an outpouring of memories and tributes from virtually everyone in the horror game, from his contemporaries to filmmakers who grew up on his work.

Here’s what some of the biggest names in horror had to say about him.

Tobe Hooper directed THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, a seminal work in horror cinema.

Tobe Hooper, a kind, warm-hearted manWho made the most terrifying film ever.

Tobe Hooper was a maverick a rebel and gentle, kind soul.

Very sad to hear of the passing of Tobe Hooper, another master of horror.

It’s clear from the online outpouring of love and fond memories that Hooper’s legacy will never die.